Team Qhubeka ASSOS is delighted to confirm the arrivals of Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek to Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour team in 2021. All three riders will offer a wide variety of skills that will be crucial as part of our team’s performance ambitions in the future, alongside our continued purpose in changing lives together with the Qhubeka Charity. 28-year-old Wisniowski is a an excellent addition who will bring a wealth of experience into the team. A career highlight thus far undoubtedly was his second place finish at the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and his performances at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, where he’s twice fnished inRead More →

Team Qhubeka ASSOS is delighted to announce contract renewals for Nicholas Dlamini and Carlos Barbero. Dlamini, 25, continues his journey with us having made the step up from our Lucca-based Continental team into Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour outfit in 2018, and subsequently firmly establishing himself as a household name. A previous King of the Mountains classification winner at the Tour Down Under as well as the Tour of Britain, the South African’s 2020 season got off to the worst possible start as he spent time recovering from a broken arm, which ruled him out of all competition prior to the season being halted due toRead More →

A trio of top signings have been announced to ride for Team Qhubeka ASSOS as the team continues to build an exciting roster for 2021. Australia’s Simon Clarke will bring excellent leadership and boost the performance goals in our team for the coming season. The 34-year-old Australian has an impressive palmares, mixing excellent ability as a road captain while also able to challenge for his own opportunities for success. The double Vuelta a Espana stage-winner, who also won the Herald Sun Tour in 2014, raced to an impressive victory at the Royal Bernard Drome Classic in 2020, while also taking two top-5 stage finishes atRead More →

Team Qhubeka ASSOS is delighted to announce that Giacomo Nizzolo, the current European and Italian champion, will race for the team in 2021. His signing is a major coup and follows on from the announcement last week of the team’s continuation into 2021 with its stated ambition as a high-performance, purpose-led team together with ASSOS of Switzerland; and all in the support of the Qhubeka Charity. The in-demand Italian, who together with his memorable victories in Plouay and Cittadella, also stormed to WorldTour stage victories at both the Santos Tour Down Under and Paris-Nice in a dynamic start to the year. His impressive run sawRead More →

Douglas Ryder, the South African founder of NTT Pro Cycling, is thrilled to announce the next step in our team’s incredible journey, which sees us moving forward in partnership with the leader in performance cycling apparel, ASSOS of Switzerland, to create Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Since founding the team, Ryder’s ultimate dream has been to use the profile and success the team has developed on cycling’s global stage to promote its purpose: changing lives through bicycles together with the Qhubeka Charity. This call to action has been keenly felt by our riders, staff, partners and fans across the world and seen our team raise funds for moreRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling has announced that team manager Bjarne Riis is to step down from his role at the conclusion of the 2020 season. Riis joined Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour team at the start of the year and departs the organisation by mutual consent. Douglas Ryder, Team Principal, said: “I’d like to thank Bjarne for the experience and leadership that he has brought to our environment, and the contribution he has made. We’d like to wish him all the very best for the future.” “To be a part of NTT Pro Cycling during a unique year for all of us has been a great experience,”Read More →

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) won stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana, taking the win ahead of Gino Mader (NTT Pro Cycling). The penultimate stage of the Vuelta a Espana saw a return to La Covatilla, a climb well-known to our team as in 2018, it was where Ben King took the 2nd of his two Vuelta a Espana stage wins. The stage started in pretty grim conditions, cold and wet, and this saw a large breakaway group of 33 riders going clear. NTT Pro Cycling got both Stefan de Bod and Mader into that front group. The UAE-Emirates team was well represented in the breakRead More →

Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education First) sprinted to the Vuelta a Espana stage 16 victory, winning from a reduced group in Ciudad Rodrigo. Stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana saw a nervy bunch take to the start, as crosswinds seemed to be on everyone’s mind today. However, the wind never really picked up enough to affect the racing as expected and 6 riders would form the break of the day. It was more the mid stage climbs, and their technical descents that began to whittle down the peloton. In the end, it was a reduced peloton of 50 odd riders versus the final loneRead More →

Jasper Philipsen (UAE Emirates) won stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana in an uphill sprint finish. Stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana was the longest of the race at 231km in length. The day was lengthened further due to the fact there was a prevailing headwind throughout the stage. With over 4000m of climbing but with no climbs categorised higher than cat 3, it seemed today would be another good chance for the breakaway. Every NTT Pro Cycling rider got involved in trying to make the break, but eventually when a group of 13 riders got up the road, we had missed theRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling team principal Douglas Ryder remains confident that the team will be able to secure a solution to keep the team “on the road” in 2021. Speaking at a special virtual event for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, of which the team are ambassadors, Ryder was reflecting on the team’s overall journey, performances in 2020 as well as what the future may hold for Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour outfit. It was announced in early October that current title partner NTT Ltd. would not renew their sponsorship of the team; seeing Ryder in a race against time to secure the necessary funding toRead More →